Nicholas Blomley, Simon Fraser University

Geography Professor Vancouver, British Columbia blomley@sfu.ca Office: (778) 782-3713

Bio/Research

I was born in Reading, England in 1962, and grew up in Farley Hill, a small village in Berkshire in the parish of Swallowfield. I now live on the other side of the globe, in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. In both cases, I live on land that has been claimed, reclaimed, and fought over. Far...

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Bio/Research

I was born in Reading, England in 1962, and grew up in Farley Hill, a small village in Berkshire in the parish of Swallowfield. I now live on the other side of the globe, in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. In both cases, I live on land that has been claimed, reclaimed, and fought over. Farley Hill is on marginal agricultural land, traditionally part of Windsor Great Forest, over which the Black Acts were operative. It was enclosed relatively late. Now I live on land that, for millenia, has been the traditional territory of the Katzie First Nation. Perhaps this explains my enduring interest in land, property, and the geographies of rights.



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